The point to make here is that CWA is being inconsistent in its rationale. The question is why, not whether there's a compromise area. CWA is lying about at least one part of its argument, that Google pays nothing for hosting. They are not being clear about whether they want to be IPTV or a non-internet based cable service.
This confuses the issue, as lipris noted, and worse still, confuses the politics. We should be pressing CWA to clarify their position and not spend our time bending over backwards to confuse our own side.
Matt- If the bill includes ILO Convention standards, than they will be upheld regardless of what Donahue says. I don't know, I haven't seen the bill, but news reports seem to indicate that the ILO standards are in there.
If the blogosphere is primarily a communication channel, then it's not the diversity of the bloggers that matters so much as ensuring that the content being communicated reflects the entire movement. But if the blogosphere is part of creating the narrative, then diverse voices are absolutely critical, and getting there should be an immediate No. 1 priority.
Great diary. I have a question. Who should have it as a number one priority? Chris outlined his practical problems with increasing diversity. I have similar issues, though I've done behind the scenes work I don't talk about on MyDD. I read and link to minority leaders, and we talk about race all the time on MyDD. No other blog covered Maryland's fourth in the depth I approached, or called out the CBC on net neutrality, or sent someone to New Orleans to cover the special election.
So I suppose it's worth asking who should prioritize increasing the diversity of the blogosphere. I don't see the NAACP doing anything on this front, or Tom Joyner, or the CBC or CHC. And I do pay attention to the other piece here, which is white people trying to act like saviors. I'm not going to pretend like I can do that. I can and do regularly open access to my network of contacts to people who lead, of all colors. Ultimately though leadership in the blogosphere has to come from minority communities.